Plenty of football still needs to be played before we know whether Steelers receiver Antonio Brown will have a shot at making it to the Hall of Fame. But he’ll at least have a jersey there.
According to Hugh Bernreuter of MLive.com, the black-with-white-numbers shirt Brown wore on January 1 against the Browns now resides in Canton.
The team MVP’s No. 84 from that game against the Browns has significance because he finished the day as the first player in NFL history to accumulate more than 1,000 receiving yards and 1,000 return yards in the same season.
Brown, a sixth-round pick with two years in the league, generated 2,211 all-purpose yards in 2011, a Steelers record — but still only No. 51 all-time.